Hey ladies! I took your advice and used Ebay seller Trotter06 to make my bridesmaids personalized t...
I am close to a month til my big day and I have not found a veil!!!! I don't know what even matches my dress. I am open to ideals and or suggestions... I just don't know where to start!
Wedding Music And Songs
Giving Myself Over: Jennifer Hudson
Love is You: Chrisette Michele
Cheek to Cheek: Louis Armstrong
Everything to Me: Monica
Like A Star: Corinne Bailey Rae
I Wanna be Loved: Eric Benet
If I Aint Got You: Alicia Keys
Seating of Mothers-
The Wedding Song: Kenny G
Never Felt This Way: Brian Mcknight
Im Kissing You: Desree
The Wedding Song: Just Patrick
Isnt She Lovely: David Sanborn
Michelle: Will Downing
You Send Me: Rachelle Farrell
P.D.A. (We just dont care): John Legend
Bridal Party Introductions
Bride & Groom Introduction
Let the Good Time Roll: BB King
We Must Be In Love: Pure Soul
Here I Stand: Usher
Single Ladies: Beyonce
Im a Man: Bo Didley
Father/ Daughter Dance
Snipet of- Your Joy: Chrisette Michele
I look to You: Whitney Houston
Mother/ Son Dance??? No ideal.
Is it Still Good to you: Teddy Pendergrass
Last Dance??? Haven't decided
"Purple" Signature Cocktail
I'm definitely doing a signature drink during my cocktail hour, so I did some research. Here's what I found:
Purple Purple Popsicle
2 shots Skyy Vodka
2 shots Welch's Grape Juice
Quantities for one drink:
Pour in 2 shots of chilled vodka
Add 2 shots chilled grape juice
Fill the rest of the glass with ginger ale
Shake or stir (stirring preferred), and serve
1 Fifth Apple Vodka
1 Fifth Hpnotiq® Liqueur
1 Bottle Red Wine
1 Bottle White Wine
Add ingredients together and put into the freezer for five hours before serving
Purple Pecker Spit
1 oz Vodka
1 oz Peach Schnapps
1 1/2 Cups Grape Juice
Pour over ice in a highball glass, and serve
1 oz Absolut® Vodka
1 oz Malibu® Coconut Rum
4 oz Grape Juice
Stir ingredients together in a highball glass filled with ice cubes, and serve
Mikey's Grape Drink
2 oz Vodka
4 - 5 oz Ocean Spray® Cran-grape Juice
1 oz Lemon-lime Soda
Pour the vodka into an empty mixing glass, and add cran-grape juice and lemon-lime soda
Stir, then pour into a collins glass with ice cubes, and serve
1 oz. freshly squeezed pomegranate juice*
1 1/2 oz. Hpnotiq®
1 1/2 oz. pineapple juice
Orange rind and apple slice for garnish
Combine all ingredients in cocktail shaker over ice.
Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass.
Garnish with orange rind and apple slice.
I found my girls' jewelry! Yay!!!! I paid a whooping $7 for each set. It includes a necklace and matching earrings. Not sure if I like both pieces together, but I love the earrings.
Wedding Music And Songs
Wedding Gift #1... FH learning to dance!
"Dancing with Lamar is like trying to bathe cat! Its irradiate, unpredictable and just scary!
I love this man with all my heart! But I am truly thinking about eliminating the dance element of our wedding. I envision the first dance being romantic, a special moment between newlyweds! Not a comedy! I don't want people to laugh! This is one of my biggest fears about our wedding day! So...
- I've suggested dance lessons!
- I suggested we go to a club together and watch other people dance!
- I've tried to pull him close at home and do an impromptu slow dance!
- I told him I was worried and suggested we practice and even asked his mom to pressure him to practice!
But all to no avail. We are now almost 2 month away and he still finds every excuse in the world why he shouldn't learn to dance.
I don't know what else to do! Help?!
Florists are Evil!
Hey everyone its been a minute and I apologize in advance, because I'm back with a rant!.... I'm now on florist #3! Please tell me if anyone has gone through anything like this.
Check this out. I met with a florist back in January. Decided on floral arrangements, centerpieces, etc. I spent 2 hours with the owner. Upon completion we verbally agreed on the date and all was done! She said a deposit wasn't necessary because the total was under $1000! We shook hands and departed ways! I called 2 weeks ago to arrange a time for me to come pay in entirety. And that's when she notified me that she had booked another wedding for that date and the other person paid in full therefore she couldn't do my wedding!! WTF! I, however, was polite and calmly told her she was douchebag and then reported her business to the Better Business Bureau!
So I asked around for referrals from my other vendors. And decided on another florist. I contacted them, emailed over all of the arrangements, I had previously select. Nothing more or less. Stated my budget and was assured that they would meet it to accommodate me. So I scheduled a time to come in pay for their service. To my shock, when I met with the owner, not only would he not work with a budget ($1500) like mine. But that in order to get the arrangements I wanted, I would have to double my budget to $3000. Lastly he asked, "are paying in full by cash or check"! WTFF!!!! I then excused myself to answer my phone outside... got in my car and drove off... never looking back.
So now I'm on florist #3... I had to up my floral budget to $2000. But I don't think she will cancel with a warning or try to force me to pay more money!
Got my e-pics back... they look great!
Some of my favorites
I've ordered my STDs and Invites!
I love my Save the Dates! But the FH doen't, so I vetoed his vote because I know he will like them when he sees the final product.
My invites are a tad bit DIY. I purchased both invitation jackets and envelopment to house my invite, RSVP, etc.
When I get everything in the mail and assembled, I will definitely post...
Purchased 12/15/09 at Alfred Angelo. Never worn... I was pressure by mom to purchase and then I found another gown. Size 6. $350+ shipping (if applicable). OBO!
Message me if your interested.
I want to have a cocktail hour but I'm confused about what to do...
My orginal plan was to have an outdoor 45min cocktail hour with light food...
-Large fruit display
-Bomb Pops and ice cream cones (for the kids)
For drinks... This is where I need assistance! Self-serve...Or spring for a bartender (suggested by a fellow WBC bride)?
The self serve would include:
Beer and flavored malt beverages (like Mikes hard lemonade) ($150)
Frozen Margaritas ($125)
Non-alcholic beverage ($50)
With a bartender ($175 my wedding is on a holiday):
Signature drinks ($300)
Non-alcholic beverage ($50)
Have you been to a wedding with a buffet style "Cocktail Hour"? How have your experiences with bartenders been (a bad bartender ruins everything)?